The Hannibal School Board on Wednesday discussed tentative plans for summer school and ways to improve and expand educational opportunities students have during the session.
Darlene Herman is known around Quincy Junior High for her smile and upbeat attitude. The crossing guard at 14th and Maine, Herman was sure the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel would be going on strike Tuesday.
The 870 teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, food service employees, transportation employees and secretaries covered by the union were on the job for students to return to school after a day off Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens cut more than $146 million in spending from the budget on Monday, including close to $68 million in core funding for public universities and community colleges.
A last-minute agreement will keep Quincy students in schools, at least for the time being.
After weeks of tension, representatives of the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel and Quincy Public Schools officials held a last-minute, four-hour meeting Saturday.
The Quincy School Board took another step Friday afternoon to prepare for a strike by the Quincy Federation of Teachers and Educational Support Personnel. In a seven-minute special meeting, board members adopted a resolution authorizing Superintendent Roy Webb to take "all necessary action to prepare for, respond to and manage a work stoppage declared by QF."
QHS student, parents show support for school district employees.
The state's personal property replacement tax payments has factored into contract talks between the Quincy School Board and the Quincy Federation of Educational and Support Personnel.
Fliers are going home Friday with Quincy Public School students that provide information about youth services and community meals programs available next week if the Quincy Federation of Educational and Support Personnel goes on strike.